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Martin MacNeill Murder Trial Could Turn On Bathtub In Case Of Dead Beauty Queen

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PROVO, Utah -- PROVO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have brought a bathtub into court to demonstrate how a former Utah doctor charged with murder in his wife's death found her listless body.

Martin MacNeill is accused of killing his wife, Michele, after convincing her to get a face lift, giving her a lethal combination of prescription drugs for recovery and then helping her into the bathtub.

The trial is resuming for a second day Friday with testimony from neighbors, police and paramedics, and prosecutors said they're showing the same model of bathtub the couple used at their home in 2007. Defense lawyers say they aren't objecting to the demonstration.

Prosecutors say Martin MacNeill plotted his wife's death to carry on an affair with his mistress, who the doctor invited to his wife's funeral and asked to marry him weeks later.

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